List of Agriculture Universities in India

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List of Agricultural Research Institues in India
As of 2019, ICAR, the main regulator of agricultural education in India, recognizes 3 Central Agricultural University, 4 Deemed Agricultural Universities, 64 ICAR Institutes, 15 National Research Centers, 6 National Bureaux, 13 Research Directorates and 64 State Agricultural Universities.

The agricultural institutes, research centers and universities are working toward education, research and extension in agriculture and related disciplines in India.

The Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) or also known as the Pusa Institute is the first agriculture research institute in India. It was established in 1905 at Pusa, Bihar with the financial assistance of an American Philanthropist, Henry Phipps, Jr as Agricultural Research Institute and College. It was renamed as Imperial Institute of Agricultural Research in 1911 and Imperial Agricultural Research Institute in 1919. After the devasting 1934 earthquake in Bihar, the institute was relocated in New Delhi.

After Independence of India, the Institute was renamed as the Indian Agricultural Research Institute. The institute played an important role in Green revolution of India and making India a self sufficient nation. In 1958, the Indian Agricultural Research Institute became first Deemed Agricultural University of India under UGC act of 1956.

Later, GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology on 17 November 1960, which was then known as Uttar Pradesh Agricultural University, became first state agricultural university in India. The university campus is spread over 10,016.29 acre (40.5345 sq km) land, which makes it second largest university in terms of landmass. The university also played an important role in Green Revolution in India. It launched one of the largest seed production programs at that time, under the name Pantnagar Seeds. The university's contribution was recognized by Norman Borlaug, who described the university as "the Harbinger of Green Revolution".

On 26 January 1993, Central Agricultural University, Manipur became first central agricultural university in India. The institute was established in order to promote agricultural education and research in seven states of Northeast India as these states were unable to establish any state agricultural university due to land and monetary constraints. Later, Rani Laxmi Bai Central Agricultural University, Jhansi became the second central agricultural university in 2014 and served to the Bundelkhand region shared between Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. In 2016, Rajendra Agricultural University, Pusa, which was established in recognition of first President of India Dr. Rajendra Prasad legacy and on the original land of Indian Agricultural Research Institute (or the Pusa Institute) in 1970, upgraded to central agricultural university, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University.

Central Agricultural Universities of India
1. Central Agricultural University, Manipur
2. Rani Laxmi Bai Central Agricultural University, Jhansi
3. Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Pusa, Samastipur, Bihar

Deemed Agricultural Universities of India
1. Indian Agricultural Research Institute (ICAR), New Delhi
2. National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI), Karnal
3. Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), Izatnagar
4. Central Institute on Fisheries Education (CIFE), Mumbai

ICAR Institutes
1. Central Island Agricultural Research Institute (ICAR-CIARI), Port Blair
2. Central Arid Zone Research Institute (ICAR-CAZRI), Jodhpur
3. Central Avian Research Institute (ICAR-CARI), Izatnagar
4. Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute (ICAR-CIfRI), Barrackpore
5. Central Institute Brackishwater Aquaculture (ICAR-CIBA), Chennai
6. Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes (ICAR-CIRB), Hissar
7. Central Institute for Research on Goats (ICAR-CIRG), Makhdoom
8. Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering (ICAR-CIAE), Bhopal
9. Central Institute for Arid Horticulture (ICAR-CIAH), Bikaner
10. Central Institute of Cotton Research (ICAR-CICR), Nagpur
11. Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (ICAR-CIFT), Cochin
12. Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (ICAR-CIFA), Bhubneshwar
13. Central Institute of Research on Cotton Technology (ICAR-CIRCT), Mumbai
14. Central Institute of Sub Tropical Horticulture (ICAR-CISTH), Lucknow
15. Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture (ICAR-CITH), Srinagar
16. Central Institute on Post harvest Engineering and Technology (ICAR-CIPHET), Ludhiana
17. Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (ICAR-CMFRI), Kochi
18. Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (ICAR-CPCRI), Kasargod
19. Central Potato Research Institute (ICAR-CPRI), Shimla
20. Central Research Institute for Jute and Allied Fibres (ICAR-CRIJAF), Barrackpore
21. Central Research Institute of Dryland Agriculture (ICAR-CRIDA), Hyderabad
22. National Rice Research Institute (ICAR-NRRI), Cuttack
23. Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute (ICAR-CSWRI), Avikanagar, Rajasthan
24. Indian Institute of Soil and Water Conservation (ICAR-IISWC), Dehradun
25. Central Soil Salinity Research Institute (ICAR-CSSRI), Karnal
26. Central Tobacco Research Institute (ICAR-CTRI), Rajahmundry
27. Central Tuber Crops Research Institute (ICAR-CTCRI), Trivandrum
28. ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region (ICAR-RCER), Patna
29. ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region (ICAR-RCNEH), Barapani
30. Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute (ICAR-CCARI), Goa
31. Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute (ICAR-IASRI), New Delhi
32. Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute (ICAR-IGFRI), Jhansi
33. Indian Institute of Agricultural Biotechnology (ICAR-IIAB), Ranchi
34. Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (ICAR-IIHR), Bengaluru
35. Indian Institute of Natural Resins and Gums (ICAR-IINRG), Ranchi
36. Indian Institute of Pulses Research (ICAR-IIPR), Kanpur
37. Indian Institute of Soil Sciences (ICAR-IISS), Bhopal
38. Indian Institute of Spices Research (IISR), Kozhikode
39. Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research (IISR Lucknow), Lucknow
40. Indian Institute of Vegetable Research (ICAR-IIVR), Varanasi
41. National Academy of Agricultural Research & Management (NAARM), Hyderabad
42. National Institute of Biotic Stresses Management (NIBSM), Raipur
43. National Institue of Abiotic Stress Management, Malegaon (NIASM), Maharashtra
44. National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology (NIANP), Bengaluru
45. National Institute of Research on Jute & Allied Fibre Technology (NIRJAFRT), Kolkata
46. National Institute of Veterinary Epidemiology and Disease Informatics (NIVEDI), Bengaluru
47. Sugarcane Breeding Institute (SBI), Coimbatore
48. Vivekananda Parvatiya Krishi Anusandhan Sansthan (VPKAS), Almora
49. Central Institute for Research on Cattle (CIRC), Meerut
50. National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD), Bhopal
51. Indian Institute of Maize Research (IIMR), New Delhi
52. Central Agroforestry Research Institute (CAFRI), Jhansi
53. National Institute of Agricultural Economics and Policy Research (NIAEPR), New Delhi
54. Indian Institute of Wheat and Barley Research (IIWBR), Karnal
55. Indian Institute of Farming Systems Research (IIFSR), Modipuram
56. Indian Institute of Millets Research (IIMR), Hyderabad
57. Indian Institute of Oilseeds Research (IIOR), Hyderabad
58. Indian Institute of Oil Palm Research (IIOPR),  West Godawari
59. Indian Institute of Water Management (IIWM), Bhubaneshwar
60. Indian Institute of Rice Research (IIRR), Hyderabad
61. Central Institute for Women in Agriculture (CIWA), Bhubaneshwar
62. Central Citrus Research Institute (CCRI), Nagpur
63. Indian Institute of Seed Sciences (ICAR-IISS), Mau
64. Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI-J), Hazaribag, Jharkhand

Project Directorates
1. Directorate of Groundnut Research (ICAR-DGR), Junagarh
2. Directorate of Soybean Research (ICAR-DSR), Indore
3. Directorate of Rapeseed & Mustard Research (ICAR-DRMR), Bharatpur
4. Directorate of Mushroom Research (ICAR-DMR), Solan
5. Directorate on Onion and Garlic Research (ICAR-DOGR), Pune
6. Directorate of Cashew Research (ICAR-DCR), Puttur
7. Directorate of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Research (ICAR-MAPR), Anand
8. Directorate of Floricultural Research (ICAR-DFR), Pune
9. Directorate of Weed Research (ICAR-DWR), Jabalpur
10. Project Directorate on Foot & Mouth Disease (ICAR-PDFMD), Mukteshwar
11. Directorate of Poultry Research (ICAR-DPR), Hyderabad
12. Directorate of Knowledge Management in Agriculture (ICAR-DKMA), New Delhi
13. Directorate of Cold Water Fisheries Research (ICAR-DCFR), Nainital

National Bureaux
1. ICAR-National Bureau of Plant Genetics Resources (NBPGR), New Delhi
2. National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Micro-organisms (NBAIM), Mau, Uttar Pradesh
3. National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources (NBAIR), Bengaluru
4. National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning (NBASS&LUP), Nagpur
5. National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources (NBAGR), Karnal
6. National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources (NBFGR), Lucknow

National Research Centers
1. National Research Centre for Banana (NRCB), Trichi
2. National Research Centre for Grapes (NRCG), Pune
3. National Research Centre for Litchi (NRCL), Muzaffarpur
4. National Research Centre for Pomegranate (NRCP), Solapur
5. National Research Centre on Camel (NRCC), Bikaner
6. National Research Centre on Equines (NRCE), Hisar
7. National Research Centre on Meat (NRCM), Hyderabad
8. National Research Centre on Mithun (ICAR-NRCM), Nagaland
9. National Research Centre on Orchids (NRCO), Sikkim
10. National Research Centre on Pig (NRCP), Guwahati
11. National Research Centre on Plant Biotechnology (NRCPB), New Delhi
12. National Research Centre on Seed Spices (NRCSS), Ajmer
13. National Research Centre on Yak (NRCY), West Kemang
14. National Centre for Integrated Pest Management (NRIPM), New Delhi
15. National Research Centre on Integrated Farming (NRCIF), Motihari

State Agricultural Universities of India
Andhra Pradesh
1. Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University, Guntur
2. Dr YSR Horticultural University, Tadepalligudem
3. Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University, Tirupati

1. Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat

1. Bihar Agricultural University, Bhagalpur

 1. Chhattisgarh Kamdhenu Vishwavidyalaya, Durg
2. Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur

1. Anand Agricultural University, Anand
2. Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh
3. Kamdhenu University, Gandhinagar
4. Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari
5. Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University, Banaskantha

1. Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar
2. Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Hisar

Himachal Pradesh
1. Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya, Palampur
2. Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Solan

Jammu and Kashmir
1. Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu (SKUAST-J), Jammu
2. Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir (SKUAST-K), Srinagar

1. Birsa Agricultural University, Kanke

1. Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, Bidar
2. University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shimoga
3. University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, Bangalore
4. University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Dharwad
5. University of Horticultural Sciences, Bagalkot, Bagalkot

1. Kerala Agricultural University, Vellanikkara, Thrissur
2. Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies, Kochi
3. Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Wayanad

Madhya Pradesh
1. Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur
2. Nanaji Deshmukh Veterinary Science University, Jabalpur
3. Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Gwalior

1. Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth, Parbhani
2. Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli
3. Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola
4. Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University, Nagpur
5. Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri

1. Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar

1. Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana
2. Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana

1. Jodhpur Agriculture University, Jodhpur
2. Kota Agriculture University, Kota
3. Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur
4. Rajasthan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Bikaner
5. Sri Karan Narendra Agriculture University, Jobner
6. Swami Keshwanand Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner

Tamil Nadu
1. Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore
2. Tamil Nadu Fisheries University, Nagapattinam
3. Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai

1. Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, Hyderabad
2. Sri Konda Laxman Telangana State Horticultural University, Hyderabad

Uttar Pradesh
1. Banda University of Agriculture and Technology, Banda
2. Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur
3. Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Bareilly
4. Narendra Deva University of Agriculture and Technology, Faizabad
5. Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Allahabad
6. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology, Meerut
7. Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyay Pashu Chikitsa Vigyan Vishwavidyalaya Evam Go-Ansundhan Sansthan, Mathura

1. GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar
2. Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali Uttarakhand University of Horticulture & Forestry, Pauri Garhwal

West Bengal
1. Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur
2. Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Cooch Behar
3. West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, Kolkata

Source: ICAR

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